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Recorded For Training Purposes

Recorded For Training Purposes

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2007 - 2010
  • 27 episodes (4 series)

A fast-paced sketch show about modern communication. Much of the material comes from new writers. Stars Ben Willbond, Ingrid Oliver, Dominic Coleman, Lewis Macleod, Julie Mayhew and more.

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 5

Sketches this week include an incredibly hard quiz; some politically correct villains; a refund from the government; a very personal security question; and a tabloid journalist helping out the local school with their newsletter.

Further details

Sex & Violence (Unknown Writer)
Marc Whitely Out-of-Office (Pete Brooksbank)
All-Star Cast (John Dorney)
77p (Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris)
Incredibly Hard Quiz (James Kettle)
Personal Question (Robbie Dale)
James Pink: Child Obesity (Madeleine Brettingham)
Banjos (Michael Balazo)
Police Call (Terry Adlam)
Tabloid Newsletter (Ciaran Murtagh)
Guitar Loser (Griff Phillips and Stuart Cooper)
PC Villains (Phil Jacobs)
Party Line (Kate Chedgey)
Cameraphone (Ty O'Donoghue)
Elephant Man (Mark Whitely)
Smooth Radio (Madeleine Brettingham)
Lost Property (Sean Grant)
Debit Card (Dale Shaw)
Yellow Pages (Griff Phillips and Stuart Cooper)

Broadcast details

Thursday 5th February 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 15th November 2015 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 23rd November 2017 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 20th November 2019 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 23rd August 2021 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Ben Willbond Various
Ingrid Oliver Various
Dominic Coleman Various
Lewis Macleod Various
Julie Mayhew Various
Rachel Atkins Various
Writing team
Peter Brooksbank Writer
Kate Chedgey Writer
John Dorney Writer
Madeleine Brettingham Writer
Michael Balazo Writer
Marc Whitely Writer
James Cary Script Editor
Jason Hazeley Script Editor
Joel Morris Script Editor
Sean Grant Writer
James Kettle Writer
Robbie Dale Writer
Terry Adlam Writer
Ciaran Murtagh Writer
Griff Phillips Writer
Stuart Cooper Writer
Phil Jacobs Writer
Ty O'Donoghue Writer
Dale Shaw Writer
Production team
Ed Morrish Producer

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